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Thanks CoralJay! Will do!
Wed Jun 4, 2014, 2:36 AM
Hello! I came across your gallery, and I really like what I see ;) Keep it up!
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Wed Dec 25, 2013, 11:47 AM
Like a glacia? I was going to give you a warm welcome, but perhaps a glacier would rather a cold shoulder?
Sun Oct 20, 2013, 1:07 PM
Whoops, seems I'm approaching slowly; coming at you like a glacia.
Sat Oct 19, 2013, 7:19 PM
A new challenger approaches...
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Annotated Bibliography
Annotation for Rosalind E. Krauss' essay "Grids", sourced from October, Vol.9 (Summer, 1979), 50-64 published by MIT Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts and London England, 1979.

There is an included reference list, citations (footnote) Chicago 16th edition, slab quote, summary and evaluation.

(edit. This has been edited thanks to a friend that showed me some errors)
"Soon Spring" is an enticing nude digital work by Asssha, featuring Roseluck from the popular television program: "My Little Pony". The MLP Explicit Nude is a subject which is rarely given such reverence, yet here we have Roseluck sprawled out on a gradient surface, decorated with scattered rose petals contouring her form and the immediate space around her.

The petals in this work are used as a romantic element which adds a dynamic, aesthetic complexity in tandem with the gradual rhythm of the nude figure. In a staccato fashion the brief breakages of Roseluck's long, graceful form is counterpointed with the inclusion of scattered rose petals. Such a sharp and dynamic tempo mimics the thumping of a passionate young heart, further carried through by the passionate use of bloody red in the petals resting against Roseluck's pale yellow coat.

Conceptually these petals placed on the figure associate feelings of passion and love with the subject, as the red rose is commonly regarded as a flower of love and romance, often given as gifts on Valentines Day or anniversaries. So quite clearly the subject's name and cutie mark act as clear provocation of linking these sensations with her, Roseluck, in particular. Though perhaps not so explicit is Roseluck's gaze which engages the viewer directly and confidently, despite being in a vulnerable state. Her gaze in this climate could be interpreted as an invitation especially noticing how her pupil is dilated, which adds as a sign of arousal. Though perhaps more clearly, Roseluck's raised tail demonstrates her desire in a very direct manner, showing intent in revealing her nethers.

For a work as considered and complex as this, to be completed so immediately in a brief session shows the ability and creative power at Asssha's disposal. The use of colour is so harmonious by working with a split-complementary palette of Pale Naples Yellow, with the inclusion of tertiary Umbers, influenced by variants of Burgandy's and Alizarin Crimson Pinks; all the while accompanied with Sap Greens to contrast in hue. The colours exude a warm atmosphere of calm and comfort for the most part, but minor accents and focal points of contrast create pockets of drama and fiery passion intermittently throught the piece.

Through her alluring pose, her beckoning gaze and her raised tail, Roseluck seems to anticipating something. A call to action is directed toward the viewer to approach and satisfy her desire which she is expecting to be addressed. Harking back to the title "Soon Spring", the title also invokes notions of anticipation and expectation. The cycle of the seasons, like the cycles of the moon have ritualistically been associated the cycle of life and fertility. Couples in ancient times would copulate in fields in hopes of a bountiful harvest, and similar ritualistic metaphors are made with the inclusion of flowers scattered on a fertile, flirtatious female.

Asssha successfully uses colour, rhythm and symbolism with the female pony form to rouse feelings of love, passion and anticipation. "Soon Spring" is a lovely depiction of Roseluck which has given me great pleasure to view.


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Simon J. J. Briggs
Artist | Student | Traditional Art
I'm an artist and I make stuff.

Favorite artists: Gauguin, Cezanne, Bonnard, Toulouse-Lautrec, Matisse, Derain, Nicholas Harding, Caravaggio, J.M.W. Turner, Patrick Jennings, Ayami Kojima, Yoji Shinkawa,Takeshi Obata, Tetsuya Nomura, Eiichiro Oda, Harumi Chihiro, YU-RI, Kurione-Sha, David Dunet, Lauren Faust, Mark Crilley, pastelAurora, nejinoki, RanneRo


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customwaifus Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2016   Digital Artist
Thank you for the watch and helping my profile grow! I really appreciate it!
I hope you'll continue enjoy and support my art! <3
Also recognized you from the youtube comment!! :)
Banner -Jinx/NightElf/Morrigan (Free to Use) by customwaifus
Explonova Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
No problem. I really like your work. You put a lot of time and effort into your works and I feel I can learn a lot from you.

Ayyy you recognise me. No hard feelings aye? Just giving my two cents. You can take it with a sack of salt.
customwaifus Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2017   Digital Artist
Thank you!!! And no hard feelings at all xD <33
DocWario Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
beautiful recend upload explosion. would be nocer to see them in a person. I mean in person. now I'm not sure though
Explonova Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! I can't believe an artist like you is commenting on my work.

Yes I think my paintings look better in person coz I suck at photography. ( too lazy).

Butt hey! Looking at the works while inside someone would be even better.

DocWario Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
I can't believe a painter like you can't believe that I would! You've got great presence, keep expressing yourself. paint your car like that too, it would be rad
Explonova Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
Lmao, thanks.

If I had a car I totally would!
Chickun030 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2016
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I rarely see someone who creates mlp related art who had a classical artist education. It is very possible that I lack the knowledge and understanding to truly appreciate what you are doing here, but I just want to say like your stuff.

Thank you for the Aryanne picture! Hope to see more from you!
Explonova Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
Oh wow! Thanks!

No probz m8. Thanks for the support.
Daniel-Loya-III Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2016  Student General Artist
thank you!
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